Tag Archives: Italy

VAL D’ORCIA

VAL D’ORCIA While driving through Italy’s Val D’Orcia region, we spied this cart overflowing with flowers, the colors of which mirrored the explosive sunset. Or was it the other way around? Hmmm… , The original is an acrylic and watercolor … Continue reading

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“EDITORS PICK”

Recently, the gracious administrators at ARTMAJEUR in Paris, Franceselected my original art gallery for their “EDITOR’S PICK.” I am honored to have been chosen and to have my work alongside so many gifted artists. I know my work is not … Continue reading

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LAVENDER FARM IN TUSCANY

While driving through Italy’s Tuscan Region, we spied this lavender farm. I loved how the purple lavender played off the golden Tuscan sky. The original 8”x10” acrylic on wrapped canvas is available for purchase. Contact me here or visit my … Continue reading

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 FESTA DEL REDENTORE – VENICE

The Festa del Redentore, one of the most important traditional events in Venice, commemorates the end of the plague of the 16th century. The annual celebration takes place during the weekend of the third Sunday of July. Between 1575 and 1577, … Continue reading

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JAIL BREAK ITALIAN STYLE

For a long time, I wanted to do a painting of a Red Vespa, but I couldn’t decide on the background. It seemed everything had already been done, and I wanted my Red Vespa painting to be unique. Then I saw … Continue reading

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“NO CHOCOLATE EGGS”

The Easter Bunny came early. No chocolate eggs but something much better, this lovely review from Mary Kay McCabe. She started reading the paperback, misplaced it, and finished the read on her Kindle. Such an enthusiastic reader is truly an … Continue reading

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WORLD FOOD DAY

WORLD FOOD DAY There is no justification for children to go hungry in this country (or any country). But it’s happening every day, in every community. The USDA states that more than 11 million children in the United States live … Continue reading

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MORNING MARKET IN CAMPANIA – SOUTHERN ITALY

The Roman writer Pliny, a victim of Vesuvius, described the Campania countryside as “So blest with natural beauties and riches, it is clear that when nature formed it she took delight in accumulating all her blessings in a single spot.” … Continue reading

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SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI

Yesterday was the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi. We don’t have to be Christians or even religious to appreciate the life of St. Francis of Assisi. He cherished all of nature and creatures large and small. I mean, … Continue reading

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BRIDGE OF SIGHS AND DREAMS – 5-STAR REVIEW

“The characters and story will remain with you long after you’ve read the final page.” “What a bittersweet story. It shows the depths people will go to during a crisis: in this case, a war. Some cower in fear, others … Continue reading

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PANSIES FOR ROSALINA

My Mom is no longer with me on this earth, but she is always in my heart. These flowers are for her. I wanted to paint bright bold colors, happy, joyful colors, not pastel, sappy colors. No leaves, no frills, no … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY VENICE – BUON COMPLEANNO VENEZIA

Today Venice celebrates its 1600th birthday. “Truly such is the stupendous glory of it, that at my first entrance it did amaze or rather ravish my senses.” Thomas Coryat As soon as this pandemic is behind us, I hope to … Continue reading

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WORLD BOOK DAY

Being in “lock-down” means that we have lots of time to catch up on our reading. What better day to add to your book collection than today, WORLD BOOK DAY. Amazon is doing its weird limited time, book discount scan, … Continue reading

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“WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH”

Certainly, one month isn’t nearly enough time to celebrate all of the amazing women who, throughout the centuries, have made significant contributions to the betterment of society around the world. However, it’s a start. 1000 thanks to FINEARTAMERICA for voting … Continue reading

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PRIMO GENNAIO JANUARY 1st

Until I stumbled into this odd little side gig of translating Italian poetry, my idea of poetry didn’t go much further than, “Roses are red…” etc., etc. Occasionally, I read and reread and tried to understand some of the poetry … Continue reading

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